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Abstract Photography - on The Decadent Review

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theory: GLITCH & POSTDIGITAL

The Decadent Review has a short essay I wrote on abstract photography.

Abstract photographs undo any certainty about reality; there is nothing to return to, nothing to unmask. The abstract photograph is itself, not a depiction resembling something in the world. Those contents its audience might think they recognize becomes the same uncertain visualization that metamorphic images and optical illusions pose: while there is clearly an image, what it shows is open to discussion, moving within boundaries fixed in such a way that the images seen are not the image shown . . .






 
 

 
 
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